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CSPAN
Dec 25, 2011 11:15pm EST
mainly got in the through the john connally who would become governor of texas, and john connally in 1959 ran into him in the street in polis and strauss was a lawyer in dallas at the time in the koln alisa i'm getting a group of fellows together to go to washington to talk about johnson's presidential nomination if you want to come along and that was the beginning of the end. he went along and helped support the nomination effort in 1960 which was field. kennedy won that year but after that, because, lee was his protege strauss became one step closer when johnson became vice president in the event in dallas when kennedy was assassinated he was one of the hosts don't tell me and he was very involved in all of that and one thing and wrote it in the book it's right for people to doubt will help to the i would definitely doubt myself to activity but i try to be more skeptical so when he would tell the stories about being in the hospital comforting moly after her husband got shot because he was shot also in the was a little skeptical and i went along and the reason it is in the book is b
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2011 11:00pm EST
connelly democrat from texas. if he didn't embrace the mcgovernite exactly, he definitely try to appease the mcgovernite. he made sure they had what they needed and he made sure that labor had what they needed and the lack caucus in the women's caucus who are trying at that time to grow, trying to expand so he really was not just a compromiser but a very skilled negotiator, making sure that everyone had a little bit of what they needed. and that was because he always said that his goal for 1976 was to be able to deliver a party to a candidate. he said i'm not going to deliver a candidate to this party. i'm delivering a party to the candidate and that is something that is not going on today in the republican party. they are trying to deliver a candidate to a very divided party. so he didn't know who the nominee would be in 1976. he certainly did not think it was going to be jimmy carter. no one thought it was going to be jimmy carter. he thoughts jackson or maybe humphrey or muskie, pretty much anyone over carter but he looked past as chairman of the dnc and he really saw it as hi
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2011 9:00am EST
year about merck engagement in public policy in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated -- there was a lot written about his former chief of staff, lobbyist for your company. it was a case study in how involvement in public policy can get you any hornet's nest of trouble. >> i agree. the story is many years old. >> wasn't under your watch. >> the point i was making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign were among other things we were told this drug which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, the vast majority cause mental retardation in girls. the level of political discourse around it was very low. the fact of the matter is governor perry signed an executive order. you probably know the texas legislature -- interesting innovation in that it needs only every other year--maybe that is a good thing. i am not sure. in the interim he decided that given what he had learned not just from the lobbyists that his own public health people about the importance of this vaccine in terms of preventing cervical cancers that he would violate executive orde
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2011 1:00am EST
heard about the plastic soup and the pacific ocean i read it is the size of two states of texas. we could cut that in half would plastic debris in this mothering of aquatics life would work if it was just one state of texas instead of two states? i don't think so. we just have to cut back rather what we hope is about changing the system itself is it reminds me of another problem of the scarcity frame we think of the problem out there and don't look at the fact we have hit the limits to feed people. we don't see the enormous waste built into the food system where less than half of the grain that we produce goes directly to human beings. 1/3 goes to animals, and one-third of our fish catch those two animals. that is before you mentioned 30 or 40% of the third is wasted a lot of it because of the concentration of wealth they cannot store the food that they grow effective way. but how can we have hit the limits? fifty-five% through a 87% of the energy produced is wasted. but to explore, i get curious, what is it about this system of concentration of decision-making ending at generating
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2011 7:00am EST
texas. >> okay, just give us an idea of how scalable is this production? for example, how many barrels a day can be delivered in one of your plants that is up and running and mature? >> well, it's scalable based on demand. our process, without giving away our trade secret here -- >> i don't want you to do that. >> there's a scalable amount that we can increase our production based on demand. and we have the extraction process in place that we can extract the oil and deliver as a biofuel feed stock or in the pharmaceutical industry for the omega 3's that are present in the product. >> do you see a point where one of these plants could produce 100,000 barrels a day? >> absolutely. >> 200,000? >> absolutely. >> how does it go from there to where you need it used? >> normally you can build the plants onsite. where you have a biofuels plant you can build an algae manufacturing at the plant. you can move others by either a pipeline or truck, but definitely have to do the studies to make sure that in any -- as in any product that there's not going to be any adverse impact on communiti
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2011 7:00pm EST
the midwest to go down to texas which is the one part of the united states that already has more oil than it can consume. there are some in the environmental movement who know if the pipeline is built and the carbon atoms on the petroleum under the ground of canada will not be burned and mixed into oxygen atoms and sent into our atmosphere. i think the of their opening statements have made it clear that at some point can canada will find a way to exploit this whether it is through the united states or the port of vancouver to the world markets. however, we shouldn't think that is automatic or easy or that keystone is going to go away next week. there are environmentalists in canada. i have met them and they are no more excited about the building of the east and west pipeline through canada than our environmentalists for the pipeline. energy really comes down to two separate issues or somewhat separate issues, and that is how we generate the electricity and how we move our vehicles? this is sometimes a lump together in one issue as we have a national security crisis hell are we go
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2011 6:00pm EST
case of texas versus johnson. this was a case where a young man helped burn the american flag in dallas, texas and they had a law making it a crime to desecrate a national symbol such as the american flag so he was convicted. it's a freedom of political speech. it didn't have a lot of interest, it had a great deal of interest publicly because the original george bush was making a big thing about the flag waving a type of politics and was accusing dukakis, what was his first man i forgot, michael dukakis of being soft on patriotism. but anyway, everyone expected stevens who had a reputation as being pro free speech to oppose the state in affect and he didn't. he wrote a dissent saying that in this case the burning of the flag or of the symbol has tremendous value just as a political object and he felt in this case because i was the flag and not some other document or something like that that it should be kept coming and he cites in the decision not personally but he does allude to the world war ii efforts, military efforts before that. his son served in the vietnam and although he
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
, but when i went to texas, i started finding out that most of the stories that we knew about him, the anecdotes that we knew about him, were really a legend that he had, in effect, created about his life and it wasn't really the truth, so i to start all over. c-span: can you remember the moment, the first moment that you said, "i want to do lyndon johnson?" >> guest: well, i was a reporter on newsday, and what i realized was not that i wanted to do biographies, brian. i never conceived of writing books just as the lives of famous men. i really had no interest in that at all. what i wanted to do was explain how political power worked, because i was a reporter and i was covering politics, and i felt that i wasn't really explaining what i had gone into the newspaper business to explain, which was how political power worked, and a lot of it led back to this man, robert moses, a lot of what i didn't understand. now, here was a guy who was never elected to anything, and i was coming to realize that he had more power than anyone who was governor or mayor. c-span: who was he, by the way? >> g
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2011 5:00pm EST
, publicly financed. c-span: from callis? >> guest: from arlington. arlington, texas passed a bond issue to give jerry jones $300 million free and clear to build his college mahal. it's a beautiful stadium. it's clean, it's safe, it's gorgeous and it's highly expensive, and the reason he built it was so he could charge higher ticket prices and more expensive meals and drinks and parking. and you know it's spiral -- financial spiral that they are hitting the fans with on both ends, not just in the stadium at concessions for ticket prices, but frankly as taxpayers. c-span: how widespread is the funding of stadiums around the country in all sports? >> guest: well, it's ludicrous. it's everywhere. it's hard to name a stadium, particularly in the nfl these days, that doesn't have some degree of public financing. in new jersey right now, the new york giants are playing in a brand new stadium while the state of new jersey still owes $110 million on a stadium that was just demolished to become a parking lot for the new stadium. so there are actually communities in this country that are carrying
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2011 12:00pm EST
an event with anita perry, the wife of republican candidate and texas governor rick perry who campaigned on behalf of her husband in hudson, new hampshire, speaking on monday with the ladies auxiliary of the veterans of foreign war. and this is about 30 minutes. >> great. well, thank you. thank you. how are you? >> i'm joe and i live in hudson. >> oh, thank you. >> and i happen to work on your husband's campaign. >> i'm anita. thank you. >> i noticed you were rubbing your hands inside. was that indicative of something? >> cold a little bit? a little bit cooler than what we got. >> it's that time of year when you're trying to -- you really want to do it. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you so much. we appreciate all your help. thank you. >> thank you. anita perry, good morning. your hands are cold. >> yes, my hand >> are you irish? >> probably, i don't know. maybe. anita perry. >> hello, it's so nice to meet you. >> thank you all. thank you all for coming. >> welcome back to new hampshire. insof >> you look great there. >> it makes a difference. i told him he needed to start
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2011 2:00am EST
to bust oil town on the texas panhandle. dropped out of high school after two years and became a painter, married, had his first two children and they all waited through the years that carried the black lizard's of dust across the great plains. this was the war not topsoil of over 100,000 square miles of ravaged farmland. in november, 1933 the dust. the midwest and came back the following year burying the entire midwest again and then as far east as albany and buffalo new york. as the dust continued to blow for the rest of the decade the sky but term black and red with tongs of dust and animals and people choke to death, toddlers wander out and suffocate. and the single worst day that any of the dust bowl could remember was april 14th, 1945 palm sunday. they call it black sunday. that is when the wind of more than 80 an hour ripped the topsoil and the clafin as far away as nebraska, it dumped on the already dying town of tampa texas and woody recalled when the dust cloud hit it looked like an ocean was chomping down on a snail and the red sea was closing in on the children, he sa
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2011 2:15pm EST
texas blues band with a hit record all tough enough. remember that? and so i worked with the tea birds for about a year and a half and that's how long it took me to get through the correspondence course. i would do the homework in the back of the bus or in the dressing rooms are afraid to chance to do so. when i finished it, i began to have a bit of confidence numbers and in land use and issues. and we have discussed a number of things to do within the land. again, it was a diversified farm. that road crops, cattle and some timberlands. but i kind of realized looking into other options like pecan trees coming ushers.com but all of those things require light of day to day work on my part. and we couldn't really afford to hire a manager who wanted to do this ourselves anyway. but the more i read and learned and studied him for a street, became fascinated with that. for one thing, it did fit my situation. i could pursue my career as a musician. it didn't require so much day-to-day work and it's a very long-term view of the use of the land and i kind of like that idea. i had to remind myse
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2011 2:00am EST
demands that half of new mexico should go to texas . have texas lost to take everything to santa fe, and he will deal with the demands that says the texas republican came in to the union. i have to ask if all of you have so funds, could you please turn off. thank you. this texas came into the union the debts from the texas republican. texas is demanding that the united states government bailout texas because texas is in bankruptcy. by the way, we will do this. the first federal bailout in american history is texas. i wish that somebody would teach governor perry of texas now. as he talks about secession and running for president the same time. i want to know what country. taylor would deal with these one of the time. in the senate, however, henry clay, the grand old man of american politics has a different idea. he hates taylor. he hates taylor because he thought he should have been the weak nominee in 1848. he does not understand how this of star politician who never did anything suddenly is president rather than henry clay has earned it. and his plan is to run congress and force w
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2011 9:00am EST
and texas models. there's a long out year impact on spending. there's steps to take on medicaid and medicare with huge outnear effects on spending. i would never say that the richest country in the world can't sustain what it needs to do in foreign and defense policy, but do it as efficiently as we can, and that's not the key to balancing the budget. his $2 trillion deficit is more domestic and entitlements than defense. >> governor in >> with two boys in the u.s. navy, i think about their future, and our posture. it puts it in a different context all together. first, debt. when we have $15 trillion in debt and rising, it's got to be seen as something other than just debt. i believe it's got to be seen as something as a national security problem because you don't grow. when you are 70% debt to gdp, there's a sluggish impact on the ability to get on your feet, and if you want to see coming attractions on the debt side, former senior negotiator of january pa ten years ago, they are entering their third lost decade of economic growth because of structural barriers and debt. look around
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2011 9:00am EST
bus tours in iowa today. congresswoman michele bachmann, texas governor rick perry and former house speaker newt gingrich all touring some of iowa's smaller towns as the ap reports looking for supporters one at a time and hoping to present a challenge to front runner mitt romney. the former massachusetts governor is also scheduled to return to iowa today after having visited new hampshire where the primaries will be held in two weeks. and you can always follow the candidates on their road to the white house online. just go to c-span.org/campaign 2012. >> our coverage from iowa continues later today when we're covering an occupy des moines meeting, and we'll have that for you later in our prime time schedule. and just a reminder that for all things campaign-related, we've got a clearinghouse available for you online. from the trail speeches and town hall meetings, also links to the candidates and related editorials and endorsements. >>> former kansas senator and republican presidential candidate bob dole was honored in october this year at a gala celebrating his public service to the
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2011 12:00pm EST
thank the senator from texas. i know that her objection was on behalf of the republican senate leader. i would appeal to him and all republicans on that side of the aisle. let's get down to the business of extending this payroll tax cut for working families and maintaining the unemployment insurance to help millions of americans, and let's get it done before we even consider leaving for this holiday season, and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, at a time when our economy is staggering, global unrest making long-term energy supplies uncertain, we are going to eventually be able to take up a bill that has been passed by the house that would bypass the president's decision to postpone until 2013 after the elections next year a domestic infrastructure project that promises 20,000 immediate jobs and 118,000 spinoff jobs and provides a stable energy source from our trusted neighbor canada. after three years of unprecedented reviews by state and federal agencies, the administration decided to delay the keystone x.l. pipeline until a
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2011 9:00am EST
to the fuel project. mr. chairman, ideal the rest of my time to mr. green of texas. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank my ranking member four-line be to issue a statement. i'm extreme adjustment with the state department's announcement of additional lay -- to lay at least 15 months to grant a permit of xl pipeline. it's been 38 months, three years and too much since transcanada first found an application to the department of state to build and operate the keys and project. this demonstrates its already extensive review has gone towards the project in the other international pipelines were granted with an 18-24 months but it's in a national interest of a secure stable source of crude oil. now there are thousands of jobs online at our economy still needs, is still trying to recover. i represent five refineries in the houston area who would like to be a customer of our closest neighbor to the north. i'm disappointed with the direction the administration has taken a note the project can afford this unnecessary delay. unfortunately, i do know are construction workers cannot afford delay. m
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2011 8:00am EST
texas a&m university. i love talking to him. >> who does get a shout out in the book. >> what? yet. what the heck, i have to take care of my family. [laughter] >> but the back -- best tech transfer program is probably mit, because they never take any money. they only take stock in the new company. they will give a professor a year off to work in the company, but the professor must promise after a year, to bring in a professional business person to run the company. and they've got a lot of other things. anyway, it works really well. and they're some of the models, but in general i think this question chelsea asked is something we always ought to be constantly asking ourselves. should this be privatize, should it not? that if you have a doctrinaire position each way, you might wind up with a bad decision. i'll give you another example. the united states is virtually the only big country that does almost all of its large infrastructure with 100% public funding. other countries don't do that. so the president actually has asked the congress to adopt infrastructure bank proposal that has bipa
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2011 7:00pm EST
you. gentleman the texas. >> thank you. i thank the witnesses for appearing. not allowing your testimony to be misconstrued later in history, is it correct to say not one of you concluded that fha should be eliminated? if you are in agreement with me, kindly extend a hand into the air. i know it's not what you normally do at a hear, but we do this at court with something called voir dire. if you think fha has a meaningful role in the housing market, kindly raise a hand. for the record, please, let it reflect all the witnesses concluded that fha has a meaningful place in the housing market. if you think that fha has been a benefit in stabilizing with the recovery that has not been completed, i understand we're not there. do you agree fha has been a benefit in helping us get through 24 -- this downturn in the market and it acted as a force? if you agree, extend a hand into the air. let the record reflect show all the parties show they agree it's been a force helping with the recovery. friends, later on, there will probably later on be talk of fha going away. i don't think that th
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2011 10:30am EST
what kept him awake at night? [inaudible conversations] >> the texas rangers. >> terrorism, right? terrorism is what kept him awake after that bad news that he got while he was reading to those kindergarteners if you ever saw that michael moore movie. it was quite a scene. anyway, but here's the point then, is are we really focused, not just saying we're focused about jobs, but are we focused about creating jobs now in the kind of economy that we're in, in a global economy where countries like china we won't embrace an awful lot of what china is, but what we can embrace is really an aggressive desire to generate economic activity that leads to the bottom line. so consider the contrast when we bring nissan to tennessee, or you bring honda somewhere. you're happy to have the plants, you probably give them the land. somebody like jennifer has said, you know, we can give you this incentive and that incentive and come here, don't go next door to alabama or tennessee, come to us. and the deal is struck. well, when gm goes to china and says, you know, we want to work with you, have a lit
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2011 8:30am EST
department is currently considering approval of a 1700-mile oil pipeline from canada to texas. the obama administration said that decision will not come until late next year. the house is voting on a bill today that would require a decision on the pipeline within 60 days. the house foreign affairs committee last week held a hearing on the pipeline. .. so much of the trade issues, terrorism issues and even the non-proliferation issues. all of these are in the orbit of the responsibility of the subcommittee, but this week, this house passed sanctions aimed at iran's energy sector, a nuclear-armed iran would hugely damage security in the persian gulf. it's just a reminder to us of the role played by energy, the reality that the united states is in a competitive situation, competing with china. energy prices in china are 20% higher than energy prices here in the united states. and yet, and yet the question is going forward, are we going to be able to access energy at a lower cost or are we going to foreclose those possibilities? we sit here today at this hearing at a time when we already hav
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
-highest, 22.2. third highest of florida, 19.4, texas, 16.4 is foreign-born. .. >> host: how did you come here originally? >> caller: i came originally to the states as a result of my ambition. when i was in asia i was listening to the voice of america, the sound of music, admiring so much of the values of the american people, culture is represented the decency of human beings. and their ambitions of a human being. and then i came here, i was employed and then i'd, you know, i got married that i met a lady, that i love, got married and became a citizen. >> host: you first came on what kind of these are? >> caller: a diplomatic visa. >> host: and as you watched and listened to our country debate immigration policy now, what are your thoughts about the big debate in this country? >> caller: well, i think it used to be the kind of immigration, the policy that was selected based mostly on business interest, that the laws were supportive of bringing in workers, laborers who were cheap laborers, or those who can work the jobs that the americans, and occasional american wouldn't do. and ove
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2011 7:45pm EST
in the pacific ocean. i read it's the size of two states of texas, so, okay, we could cut that in half. would a plastic soup, would plastic debris and smothering of aquatic life, would that work if it were just one state of texas instead of two states of texas? i don't think we think so, so the limits frame keeps me in that quantitative, oh, we just have to cut back, cut back, but rather what we tbhoa from an -- know from an ecomind, it's about changing the system itself that generates the waste. the word "waste" reminds me of another problem with the scarcity frame and limits being the problem. we think of the problem being out there, and we don't look at the fact -- oh, we hit the limits. with food, oh, we hit the limits to feed people. you hear that often. still, as i heard it 40 years ago, and, yet, we don't see the enormous waste built into our global food system where now less than half of the grain that we produce in our world goes directly to human beings. about a third goes to animals, which we know, you know, shrink its potential to feed us, and a third of our fish catch
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
chance to use your brakes this year, which was just amazing. texas, some areas under three feet down in water. three feet down. our major snowfall that we had in the northern rockies also alerted folks down the river in the missouri river valley to flood once i'm working on another ltp or two major rivers open up spillways, just to relieve the pressure. so everywhere you the comment extremes not only because of the different seasons, but also extremes that are built on extremes. if we did not have these thousand iraqis and that we would have had the missouri river flood. we've seen in 25 years they had to go back to this weather dissemination. i mean, how we can get weather -- it was the morning news. there is sometimes a news show and there is six and 11. then comes the weather channel in 1982, were you get everywhere you want. if years after that, local on the eighth. and now, if it takes you eight seconds to get your weather, you're still on your phone. right? i mean, that's how quick things are certainly changing. a seven day forecast is probably as good as a five day was. a
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2011 8:00pm EST
independent public policy in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated gardicil in the state, and then there was a lot made about his former chief of staff became a lobbyist for your company. >> first of all, the story is many years old. >> it wasn't under your watch. >> the point i'm making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign where, among other things, we were told this drug, which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, -- actually cause retardation in girls so the level of the political discourse is low. the fact of the matter is that governor perry did sign an executive order -- texas legislature is an interesting innovation in that it meets only every other year, and maybe that's a good thing. i'm not sure. might be some texans here. but in the interim he decided that given what he had learned, not just, bill the way, from the lobbyist but from his own health people about the importance of this vaccine to save people, that he would sign an executive order. it created a huge firestorm in texas, because this cervical cancer is caused by a virus
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2011 12:00pm EST
memoirs, he was being driven through texas and he said i want to have a look at this grows restore, this supermarket. he was of the old soviet mentality that foreigners were only showing what the country wanted to see and thought he was being shown other aspect of american life. >> host: taken by surprise. >> guest: he just wants to use an irish expression got smacked. he's on someone in the checkout using something like a hair dryer to record prices and found out all sorts of different things -- varieties of cheese. from there to miami, he turned to his aid and said that is why the iron curtain was there. the little to keep us from learning how good things were in the west and how much consumer goods were. >> host: so he was ready when some of the under ideologically economists would come in and -- >> guest: yeltsin was on his instinct. very impulsive politician. but he was very courageous. when he thought he should do something he did it. he reckoned up what the soviet union should have and that there should be a very quick transfer to the market economy. he trusted that task to others
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2011 11:00pm EST
very much. [applause] >> the please welcome the governor of the great state of texas, governor rick perry. [applause] >> hi guys, gals, how do you. it is an honor to be here with you tonight and i told somebody, i said just think about being in iowa in december. [laughter] you have to have the real reason to be here. and i got here in the weather was so magnificent. i called my wife and i told her honey, it's 54 degrees. that is just awesome. is like telling somebody to come to texas in august. maybe not. let me say how honored i am to be with the men and women tonight who are truly on the front lines of renewing our culture in this country and that is exactly what you do and what you are all about, and i want to extend my sincere thanks to a man that i have had the great privilege to get to know in a personal way and travel to iraq and afghanistan with him as a governor and a person who daily still makes a difference in this country, strengthening our country's core because of what is in his heart. that is governor huckabee. [applause] and to citizens united, just i mean for produc
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2011 9:00am EST
traders brought in texas beer and they started partying. a lot of other employees simply started taking furniture. so they wielded their chairs out the front door. they took potted plants. they loaded up anything they could come and they headed out the front door. we had i think have a dozen or eight satellite trucks out in front filming all of this, and it was just absolutely surreal. and that was really not even the end of the crisis. i mean, it continued going long, long after that. >> john, do you expect and cropsey to be the way that this story was going to end speak with well, sorting not initially. we started this would really as a corporate conflict of interest story. you know, back in august, september of 2001 thinking okay, and a fast and has found a way to make some extra bucks, maybe at the shareholders expense. so it really, you know, you never foresaw the snowballing that this would have. i don't think i really figured they were toast until that november 8 sec filing, would have basically renounced what they had been reporting as their financial for the past two yea
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2011 8:00pm EST
texas . have texas lost to take everything to santa fe, and he will deal with the demands that says the texas republican came in to the union. i have to ask if all of you have so funds, could you please turn off. thank you. this texas came into the union the debts from the texas republican. texas is demanding that the united states government bailout texas because texas is in bankruptcy. by the way, we will do this. the first federal bailout in american history is texas. i wish that somebody would teach governor perry of texas now. as he talks about secession and running for president the same time. i want to know what country. taylor would deal with these one of the time. in the senate, however, henry clay, the grand old man of american politics has a different idea. he hates taylor. he hates taylor because he thought he should have been the weak nominee in 1848. he does not understand how this of star politician who never did anything suddenly is president rather than henry clay has earned it. and his plan is to run congress and force what he calls an omnibus bill which is putting
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2011 10:00pm EST
] spread of democracy. but what kept him awake at night? the texas rangers -- terrorism. terrorism is what kept him awake after that, you know, bad news that he got while he was reading to the kinder -- kindergartners. are we really focused not just saying we're focused about jobs, but are we focused about creating jobs now in the kind of economy that we're in, in a global economy where countries like china where we don't embrace what they are, but we can embrace the aggressive desire to generate economic activity that leads to the bottom line so consider the contrast when we bring nissan to tennessee or honda, you're happy to have the plant, give the land, and jennifer said we give you this incentive and that and come here, don't go next door to alabama or tennessee. come to us. the deal is struck. when gm goes to china saying we want to work with you, have a joint venture, build some cars, sell some cars like your asian friends sell cars to our people, let's strike up a deal. who owns that operation? china. china owns half. shanghai motors and shanghai motors is owned by the city of shan
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2011 5:00pm EST
texas. according to austin boulsby, the former obama chairman of the council of economic advisors -- keep in mind he's on their side -- he said -- quote -- "it's a bit naive to think the star sands would not be developed if they don't build that pipeline." he went on to say "eventually it's going to be built. it may go to the pacific, through nebraska, but it's going to be built somewhere." and they go ahead and talk about the fact that they have already approved a way of getting it to the -- out to the west coast of -- of canada, and be shipped to china. so this is something that is -- is -- there just is no justification for stopping it other than the political justification. other than that administration looking at the far left environmentalists and all started up in nebraska, they said there's one little area that might not want it, so what do they do in nebraska? they got together and changed the routeing of it so it goes through an area where there's no opposition. and still no pipeline. so i think that, you know, even if we were to have to stay here, i'm the last one who w
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Dec 10, 2011 2:00am EST
in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial and relatively lengthy recession, gas in texas was 14.7% of our goes state product, and today it's less than 7%. about 6.5%. the gross state product, and it's grown, but that gives you an idea of the total diversification of the texas economy over the course of the last 25 years. in the last decade in particular. we announced a new applied cancer science institute at md anderson a week ago last monday. it was basically a pickup and move out of harvard to md anderson. so, -- we're seeing some just great work. it's really early, but one of our intentions is to try to make texas the adult stem cell center of the country, and maybe even of the world. just fascinating things going on. i actually had -- when i
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Dec 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
term-limit affect on congress as well i don't know what the average tenure here in iowa or texas is. i'm probably going to say it's around seven or eight years to go back some one else comes in i frankly don't -- i'm not too concerned about what the congress loves me or not i'm concerned with the lead this country back on track. i think i've laid out a plan that does that, and the american people as they look and see there is very consistent in their lives when it comes to these issues and that would fit that bill. you're pushing meshaal bachmann now for first place coming off the straw poll when what you think has happened since then -- we had four people out leading there may be one or two changes before we get from january 3rd and i would readily admit that our campaign didn't go as smoothly and as positively as i would have liked and the errors i've made whether they were on the debate or what have you and i've asked americans give me a second look let me look at my policy and those were not laid out until the mid september at that particular point in time when they're falling i
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Dec 2, 2011 8:00pm EST
in america since 2009 were created in the state of texas. >> okay. good. deborah? >> mitt romney because of the family values he represents, because of the position he remits as far as what republicans are concerned about, and he's smart and electable. >> uh-huh. ben? >> i still stand by herman cain. >> okay. >> i think he's a wonderful businessman. he's outside the box. he's not part of the beltway as ucialg. i'm not looking to elect a saint, but a leader. what happened to him, happened awhile back. i have not been paying attention currently up to right now. i don't know if he's come out and said any kind of a apologies, but the supreme court justice went through the same stuff, and he's made a wonderful justice, so, again, i'm looking for a leader. >> uh-huh. okay. good. i'm interested from you, i'm picking up from sort of where sue and toni are at. how many would say that my vote is up for grabs or i'm undecided enough that i just, you know, i don't know where i will end up? you know, you has been to be here on this early december day, but how many of you are saying i've given
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Dec 4, 2011 4:15pm EST
in a prison camp in tyler, texas. and i wrote a warm sympathetic study of robert e. lee on the other hand. i want to take that puppy and maine, you go to the historical sinusitis and you see these men from the 20th maine, attend the maine, this is a very serious group of men who you can see 20 years past their musket bearing incarnation, but we think, confederacy naturally, you know, wanted to have their reunions. those reunions were going on with the grand army of the republic. a look about a series as he gripped you could ever see. now, i forget just where -- chamberlain, the other part of chamberlain. when lee and grant were finished with what they had to do with each other at appomattox, both wrote off, lee to go back to richmond to pick up the pieces of his life and so forth, and grant to go back to washington and sort of became a tremendous demobilization. the man left to accept confederate surrender was joshua chamberlain. and he rode just wonderfully eloquently about what happened. little bit so downplays his own part, because his men were lined up to receive the surren
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Dec 26, 2011 2:00pm EST
run from a judge, sitting judge down to the local farmer. in austin, texas, the timeline theatre at the naacp visited in the summer and was beaten by a white mob that included a sitting judge and then the governor the next day absolutely defended and said these troublemakers shouldn't even show up in this town. so, briefly onto talk about two kinds of racism that were permeating american society at the time. one is the one we all know, the long-standing view from the time people were brought over as slaves, you know, black people are lazy and simultaneously threatening. this confused view that is still around today, that is standard bigotry. there's also this new kind of racism that had evolved, which is based loosely on darwin, this idea that the world was divided to ethnic groups in these races are competing in that white people dominated the world. why civilization dominated the world and is colored races are threatening us. these books are not obscure pamphlet. they're incredibly popular books. one book was called the rising tide of color against white world supremacy. it's a ve
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Dec 25, 2011 3:00pm EST
his own memoirs which i researched. he was being driven through texas and he said, stop here. i want to have a look at this grocery store. this supermarket. he was still of the old soviet mentality that foreigners were only showing what the host country wanted to show them, and he thought he was being conned. >> he was going to take them by surprise. >> and he entered this market and just was -- he described how he saw somebody in the checkout using something like a hair drier to record the prices. and he found out that there were all sort office different variety of cheeses and meats and on the plane from there to miami, he turned to his aide and he said, you know, that's why the iron curtain was there is to keep us from learning how good things were in the west and how much consumer goods were available. >> he was ready when some of the younger ideological economists would come in and say, all at once. >> gorbachev -- yeltsin made big bets on his instinct. a very -- he was very courageous. when he thought he should do something, he did. he reckoned that the soviet union should end
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Dec 11, 2011 10:00pm EST
texas and there was no talk about deficit spending. he coincidently became this huge issue when we let up and saw one of them in the white house. now we've got to do something about it. so let's be honest with people and talk about the fact that not everything that comes packaged wrapped in flags and most of the time they write for my point of view as they talk about in "sex, mom, & god" and "crazy for god" as well as profoundly unpatriotic. as the father of a man who thought and afghanistan and iraq human should rank right right of high school and i read about in the boat because oprah had on me show called keeping faith from a father-son story about love in the united states marine corps, i have an appreciation for military and an appreciation for fine. nothing gets your attention like having your children shot at. and so i don't speak at some trendy whatever outsider who knows nothing about the same. been there, done that, gone down to the event can have researched my novel baby chat, live down the days. got letters and minute phone call is for my son in combat. i resent people who
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Dec 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
history of professor and is recently moved down here to the university of texas. what are you teaching? >> guest: i teach a course in international history of the last century. what we learn from the worst in reconstruction and i'm also teaching a course on strategy and global policy. i do strategize to run an organization on a policy in a global world today? next job you teaching american history survey which i love. i love being able to expose to this material. so much fun. >> host: on american history survey course cromarty star? >> guest: we tend to break the course around the time of the civil war. i would love to do a year-long course. there's so many issues there and all the issues old and new again come into and what the debt crisis, questions of american foreign activity in 18th century and there. postcode is also the author of henry kissinger and the american century and the american foreign relations since 1898. why not go to start with 1898? >> guest: 1898 marks a moment with united states announces itself on the world stage. and it's recognized by other powers out at least
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Dec 25, 2011 1:00am EST
the trans-mississippi wars it was called. spent the last year of his life in a prison camp in texas. so you know, and i wrote a war and sympathetic of robert e. lee. on the other hand, i want to tell you up in maine you go of those historical societies and see these men from the 10th maine, for you then at their reunions 24 years later is a very serious group of men who you can see there 20 years past their musket bearing incarnation
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Dec 7, 2011 7:30am EST
love kathleen. it is great to be back in the state of texas -- oops. the state of kansas. i was giving bill a hard time a while back. as many of you know, i have roots here. [cheers and applause] i am sure you are all familiar with the obamas of both the what may --osawatomie. i like to say that i got my name from my father bought my accent and my values from my mother. [ cheers and applause] she was born in wichita. her mother grew up in augusta. her father was from eldorado. so my kansas roots run deep. and my grandparents served during world war ii. he was a soldier in the army. she was a worker on a bomber assembly line. and together they shared the optimism of a nation that triumphed over the great depression and over fascism. they believed in an america where hard work paid off. and responsibility was rewarded. and anyone could make it if they tried. no matter who you were. no matter where you came from. no matter how you started out. [applause] these values gave rise to largest middle class and strongest economy the world has ever known. it was here in america, the most p
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Dec 24, 2011 3:00pm EST
, what he describes in his own memoirs. he was being driven through texas, and he said, stop here. i want to have a look at this grocery store. this supermarket. he was -- it was the old soviet that foreigners were only showing what the host country thought they wanted him to see and he thought he was being conned. >> and he was going to take them by surprise. >> he was just -- he was dumb founded and the described somebody using something like hair drier to record the prices, and the found out that there were all sorts of different brands of cheese and meat, and on the plane from there to miami, he turned to his aide and he said, you know, that's why the iron curtain was there is to keep us from learning how good things were in the west and how much consumer goods were available. >> so he was ready when some of the younger ideological economists were come in and say, all at once. >> yeltsin didn't make big bets on his instinct, very impulsive but very courageous. when he thought he should do something, he did it. and he rock kenned the soviet union should end and, two, he reckoned t
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Dec 9, 2011 8:00pm EST
with texas governor rick perry tonight. the editorial staff questioned the presidential county about campaign added and the roll of religion in politics. the newspaper plans to endorse one of the republican candidates two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3 inside. this is everover an hour. [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. [inaudible conversations] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial and relatively lengthy recession, gas in texas was 14.7% of our goes state product, and today
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Dec 15, 2011 6:00am EST
entrepreneurship creates jobs. stanford is very good at putting things out. mit is very good. texas amn is very good. many universities are. how do we translate the models at work to the rest of the country? >> a great question. >> you have to recognize we need to create a hub of excellence. while we -- 240 companies and 27,000 people really focus on the power sector. we are working with community colleges. we're working with north carolina state, which is, they do research and development next door. they have incubator type of opportunity for entrepreneurs, the same with clemson. so i think this notion of creating hubs. with minneapolis. we have medical devices. we have in houston oil and gas. silicon valley. cities and regions in creating the infrastructure there, it's very critical for job creation and creating new products and services so i think it's going on, not just in those major stanford and mit in texas a and m., but it's going on in a lot of different regions in our country. and that's what i have confidence in going forward. >> i would offer a note of caution. the numbe
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Dec 1, 2011 9:00am EST
. mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas is recognized. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i'd ask unanimous -- i would be glad to yield to the -- [inaudible] mr. cornyn: i was going to ask and will ask, mr. president, unanimous consent that i be recognized to speak as if in morning business for up to ten minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. the senior senator from michig michigan. mr. levin: mr. president, i would ask unanimous consent that when we return to the bill, which would be immediately after senator cornyn, that then we move immediately to the feinstein amendment number 1125 and that there be a 30-minute -- there be 30 minutes of debate evenly divided and that the vote would occur immediately following -- the presiding officer: the senator from texas is recognized. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i want to talk about something that is all too rare and that is bipartisan support for an important piece of legislation that not only fulfills america's commitments to our ally, taiwan, under the taiwan relations act of 1979, but helps stabilize
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Dec 28, 2011 9:00am EST
clinton, and we'll end with texas congressman ron paul speaking at a salute to veterans' rally in des moines. ♪ ♪ >> with the iowa caucuses next week and the new hampshire, south carolina and florida primaries later in the month, c-span's series "the contenders" looks back at 14 candidates who ran for president and lost but have a long-lasting impact on american politics. tonight, barry gold weapt. thursday, vice president and civil rights advocate hubert hutch friday. friday, george wallace and then on saturday, senator and congressman from south dakota, george mcgovern followed by billionaire businessman ross perot. "the contenders "every night at 10 eastern on c-span. >> have you tried the free c-span radio app? here's what users are saying. >> the c-span app is fast, easy to use and richly appealing, and the audio quality is convincingly clear. insanely great deal considering it's free. it took me about ten seconds to learn how to use it. >> anytime, anywhere get streaming audio of c-span radio as well as all three c-span television networks including live coverage of cong
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Dec 6, 2011 6:00am EST
the west coast environment? i mean, what do you think the issues are that make the georgia to texas swing so much safer for the farm states that are so loyally republican? would've we got going for us that they don't have going for them? >> a couple things are interesting. louisiana was one of the last southern states good to talk about the deep south and southern strategy. louisiana is a u.s. senator until recently had never had a republican majority in either chamber i did not have a history of electing republican governors. i voted for twice. a lot of voters and the fact reregister democrat was a republican nationally. even a voter registration, even though our numbers are increasing in their numbers are tear creasing, were still half the size of the democratic party. they outnumbered two to one even today. so i think what's interesting, let's look at state that a red versus blue, but the states that are changing. louisiana is moving in the right direction. west virginia is one of those states that wants to move in the right direction and certainly a lot of talk about the western
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Dec 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
you have a product we will be able to make it for you in michigan. sycophant texas and mississippi all have california companies doing solar panels. okay i have to ask about solyndra. you are all familiar with solyndra, right? five ied come is that the highway? eight bayh 80. those beautiful plants on the east side. so what happened? there's a situation of the $500 million of doing exactly what you are saying, guaranteeing the loans, placing an active role, building the new sector. we talk about it in the book. >> it is a tough question. does the united states provide access to capital for industry is that it believes is in its critical national interest. we should be energy independent, should we spawn and invest in new technologies? sometimes when you invest in the new technology win, sometimes you don't win. this particular program had 40 applicants as the projects the win this one project failed it was a big number. but if you placed no bets you lose every time and other countries are placing bets aggressively and if we are not in the game we will continue to be bystanders to the l
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Dec 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
job creation. not only will it not cost the american taxpayer one dime, the group from waco, texas, estimates that it will create hundreds of millions of dollars in local and state revenues. you know, our country faces some real challenges. one of those challenges, we've got to get people back to work. we have 8.6% unemployment, we have 13.3 million people looking for work. we need to get them back to work. so government needs to create the legal, tax, and regulatory environment that stimulates private investment and gets people back to work. this legislation, this project, helps do that. we've got a deficit and a debt. deficit of about $1.3 trillion, a debt that is now $15 trillion. when our president took office, our debt was $10 trillion. the national debt was $10 trillion. today it's $15 trillion. we got to get a grip on our spending. we've got to start finding savings but at the same time we've got to grow this economy. we have got to get private investment going and grow this economy. that growth in revenues and controlling our spending is what will reduce the deficit and the
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Dec 12, 2011 8:30am EST
colleague, charlie stenholm of texas was probably had more than a passing interest on the subject. and i'm sure he will help as we start this discussion. let's go to john who's moderating it today. john, the floor is yours. >> i'm going to say a few things now but i'm going to turn to david and aaron for more substantive remarks and there was a something in the end as well. what we are hoping to do today is really just look at where we are in redistricting. a process we do every 10 years. we are not done yet. we are certainly well along the way, but a number of states are done, some are not quite yet even released their plans, and many are under challenge or there's some question as to what the final plan will look like. what we would like to do is get a sense of how it's going to benefit republicans and democrats, where the seats have moved, where the mighty competitive seats or not, what is income and protection, a question of creating majority minority districts. where the whole set of issues we want to get a landscape on. with two of the best people here in washington do this. firs
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